When I had Oscars blood work done the first time his bun was 39, and creatinine 1.7. The vet put him on hills k/d and suggested azodyl, so I started both along with epakitin (the vet did not recommend epakitin) I started that on my own after I read online it was good to use both together.
The latest blood work his bun was 33, and creatinine 2.2. I asked about the epakitin and he said it is not necessary till the phosphorus is high, but to keep giving him azodyl. He also sent me home with sub-q fluids, 110ml every other day. My Oscar acts like a normal happy dog but he does have a few symptoms. He pees a lot at a time and is not drinking as much water. He gags sometimes and has threw up a couple of times. Also when it's time to eat, I have to mix my other dogs food with the k/d (organic castor&pollux grain free) to get him to eat. I recently am adding tripett green tripe to his food.
My first question is about the green tripe, at the levels Oscars are, it a good idea to feed it to him?
I have read raw food or making your dogs meals is better then prescription diet. What is your opinion/experience?
I also usually work five days a week, so it would be hard but I read 3-4 small meals a day is better?
What is your opinion/experience with azodyl and epakitin? What would you recommend?
I thought about starting Oscar on the canine kidney health program by five leaf pet botanicals. Has anyone had a good experience with that?
Also what about pet wellbeing kidney support for dogs?
What probiotics would you recommend?
What are your thoughts on slippery elm powder for nausea? And activated charcoal for detox?
Which is better water spring, distilled or purified?
What omega 3 would you recommend?
As you can see I'm worried sick and have been doing a lot of research online and not really sure what route to take. I just know I have to do something and want to feel like I'm doing everything possible to give my little Oscar a chance to get ahead of this horrible disease. Thank you